Future bloc MP, Ammar Houry, on Tuesday accused Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, of severing Lebanon’s relations with international organizations.

“Bassil has been trying to cover up for the sin he has committed against the people of Lebanon when he failed to receive, meet, and bid farewell UN Secretary General, Ban ki-moon,” Houry said in an interview accorded to “Orient” radio station.

“Lebanon is in dire need for the support provided by the United Nations to help handle the burden of the massive Syrian influx,” Houry added, accusing Bassil of taking all these decisions without the government’s approval.

The lawmaker also accused Bassil of being behind the Lebanese workers’ crisis in Arab countries.

“This is all the result of Bassil’s stances in Cairo and Jeddah. The Lebanese interests are still being subjected to more danger in more than one country, especially that Bassil did not even bother himself to rectify his stances,” he added.

On another level, Houry called on the Lebanese government to instantly adopt the nomination of Former Minister, Ghassan Salameh, for UNESCO presidency position.

He regretted the way Salameh’s nomination has been paralleled with that of Vera Khoury, holding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for this political decision.

“The way this ministry [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] is being run emanates from narrow personal and partisan interests,” Houry added.

Source: National News Agency

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Future bloc MP, Ammar Houry, on Tuesday accused Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, of severing Lebanon's relations with international organizations. 'Bassil has been trying to cover up for the sin he has committed against the people of Lebanon when he failed to receive, meet, and bid farewell...